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March 23, 1912

Die Erkennung der psychopathischen Konstitutionen (Krankhaften seelischen Veranlagungen) und die öffentliche Fürsorge für psychopathisch veranlagte Kinder.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(12):887. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260030285038

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Abstract

In this small brochure Professor Ziehen cites a number of interesting cases of psychopathically predisposed children who came under his observation. They cannot be educated in the schools for the feeble-minded, for they are intelligent; they must not be sent to an institution for juvenile criminals, for they are not criminals. From this class are drawn a large number of vagrants and prostitutes. The author makes an earnest plea for the erection of special schools in Germany for such children and believes that economyif not humanity should prompt such action. A similar need, no doubt, exists 111 this country.

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